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8C FA again by Dave Graham

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Sunday, 23 October

8C FA again by Dave Graham

Dave Graham has made his fifth 8C FA, The Ice Knife at Guanella Pass. For more than 10 years, Dave has been on the cutting edge and when it comes to produce hard core FAs around the globe, he is #1 in the history of bouldering. "A majestic prow, jutting out of the forest on a northeast facing slope. A very technical compression climb, and extra conditony. Took me eleven days over two seasons, and it was a huge relief to final climb it. Difficult to grade, but one of the more challenging problems I have tried in a very long time, so we will see."

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World Cup standings

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Saturday, 22 October

World Cup standings

1. Jakob Schubert 700 - Mina Makovic 590 2. Ramon Puigblanque 461 - Jain Kim 460 3. Sachi Amma 415 - Maja Vidmar 406 4. Manuel Romain 414 - Katharina Posch 277 5. Romain Desgranges 313 - Christine Schranz 276 Complete results The eigth stage takes place in Valence the next weekend. (c) Heiko Wilhelm By winning his seventh straigh World Cup, Jakob has set a new record in the history of competition climbing. Even if three events remain in 2011, he has almost secured the overall title. Jakov won his first WC in 2009, when he was #4 overall and in 2010 he was #2 after having won one event.

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Saturday, 22 October

8c by Barbara Raudner

Barbara Raudner blogs about her ascent of Honig, 8c in Hollental which is a 45m endurance route. This was the 35+ fourth 8c.

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Friday, 21 October

World Cup Jordan

Here you can follow the results online and there is also live coverage. There were 10 + 10 double top-outs and the male actually competed on two vertical routes in the quallifications. Semifinal 11.30 and Final 18.30 on saturday.

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Petzl Roc Trip - China

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Friday, 21 October

Petzl Roc Trip - China

The tenth Petzl Roc trip that takes place the next week in Gétû in China. All the celebs will be there climbing on 300 new routes including the Danielle Dulacs 8 pitches La Voie du Milieu, 8b. "This is the most amazing route I have ever put up and the scenery is just magnificent. It was a very hard work but totally worth it. I could not believe that nobody had opened it as it is the most striking line." There are another five world class MPs, "some of the most diverse and difficult in the world, all of which are masterpieces that have been opened by virtuosos:" © Laurent de la Fouchardiere from one of the caves.

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Friday, 21 October

Schubert seventh straight win

1. Jakob Schubert AUT - Mina Markovic SLO 2. Ramon Puigblanque ESP - Maja Vidmar SLO 3. Manuel Romain FRA - Jain Kim KOR/Momoka Oda JPN Complete results

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